Brandon cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBrandonMississippiNational
Cost of living index9181100
IndexBrandonMississippiNational
Goods & Services index8587100
Groceries index9893100
Health care index8992100
Housing index9663100
Transportation index8892100
Utilities index9486100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Brandon, MS is shown above. Compared to the state average of Mississippi the cost of living index in Brandon, MS is 91, which is 12% higher than the average in Mississippi and compared to the national average it is 9% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Brandon, MS goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Mississippi and are 15% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Brandon is 12% higher than the Mississippi average.
  • The cost of living in Brandon is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brandon is 4% lower than the national average.
  • Mississippi general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Mississippi state income tax is 35% higher than the national average.

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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Brandon, MS to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Brandon, MS, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Brandon, MS salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$81,537$6,795$1,902$2,446
Renters$44,578$3,715$1,040$1,337
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Brandon, MS, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Brandon, MS has a median income of about $81,537 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,902 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $44,578. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,040 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Mississippi Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Mississippi7%7.25%

Mississippi Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Mississippi3%5%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Brandon, MS you will want to make sure you consider both the Mississippi sales tax and the Mississippi income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Mississippi is 7%, with the highest surtax being 7.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Mississippi have a range from 3% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemBrandonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$14.598.7%
Beauty Salon $29.40$34.6815.2%
Toothpaste $1.92$2.4722.4%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemBrandonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.43$4.481.0%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4613.3%
Milk $2.69$2.3614.1%
Potatoes $3.38$3.0610.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.94$8.638.0%

Health Care

ItemBrandonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.60$99.7823.2%
Doctor $87.00$105.0317.2%
Dentist $77.75$88.7012.3%
Ibuprofen $10.13$9.417.6%
Lipitor $281.13$298.505.8%

Housing

ItemBrandonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,300.00$175,700.004.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $788.45$1,081.0327.1%
Apartment Rent $889.00$920.003.4%

Transportation

ItemBrandonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.5%
Tire Balancing $45.33$45.290.1%

Utilities

ItemBrandonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.91$170.8015.2%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Robinhood, MS1,40576-24%
Pelahatchie, MS1,43176-24%
Jackson, MS173,63181-19%
Cleary, MS1,07082-18%
Puckett, MS30984-16%
Brandon, MS22,61691-9%

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Lisle, IL22,62611919%
Northdale, FL22,5871011%
Brookings, SD22,64594-6%
Granite Bay, CA22,64616767%
Brandon, MS22,61691-9%
Source: The Brandon, MS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.